PSC Approves Promotion, Postings Of AIGs

Police, PSCThe Police Service Commission (PSC) has approved the promotion and posting of 18 Commissioners of Police to the rank of Assistant Inspectors General of Police (AIGs).

A statement by the Commission’s spokesman, Ikechukwu Ani, disclosed that the PSC also approved the postings of  four other AIGs earlier promoted.

The Commission on Saturday explained that 12 of the AIGs are to man the 12 Police Zonal Commands while the remaining 10 would head Police special formations such as Operations, Training, Police Academy, Info-Tech, Investment, Maritime and others.

“The Commissioner of Police Kaduna State, Ibrahim Adamu, is now AIG, Zone 1, Abdulmajid Ali, CP, Ogun State, AIG, Zone 2 and Usman Tilli, AIG Border is now AIG zone 3.

“AIG Dorathy A. Gimba retains her Command of the Investment Formation, AIG Mohammed K. Mohammed, SPU and Mohammed Musa Katsina moved from Maritime to DS, NIPSS.

“AIG Katsina will be replaced at the Maritime Desk by Paul Okafor, CP Benue State,” the statement said.

37 Commissioners of Police including nine Deputy Commissioners of Police also had their promotions approved by the commission and 16 of these commissioners retained their commands.

Former Inspector General of Police now Chairman of the PSC;  Dr. Mike Okiro, said the promotions and postings were in line with the Commission’s resolve to re-position the Nigeria Police Force for better performance.

He congratulated the officers and challenged them to be hardworking and dedicated to their duty, failing to do that the Commission will hold any of them personally responsible for any failure in the discharge of their duties.

He also asked them to rededicate themselves to the service of their nation and abide by the rules and regulations guiding Police work, stressing the need to hold their leadership positions with the fear of God and fairness to all parties.

Kaduna Police Command Promote Over 5,000 Officers

Kaduna PoliceThe Kaduna State Police Command has decorated newly promoted officers drawn from the various divisions across the state.

Addressing the newly promoted officers during their decoration at the command headquarters, the Kaduna State Commissioner of Police, Ibrahim Adamu, said that their promotion was in recognition to their selfless service and dedication to duty.

He urged them to maintain the tempo of dedication and hard work which was the reason behind their promotion.

The Kaduna Police Commissioner also tasked them to maintain discipline and shun corruption in order to enhance the image of the force, noting that their promotion comes with a greater responsibility.

Over 5,000 officers and men were decorated with their new ranks in a mass promotion approved by the Police High Command.

The Kaduna State Police Public Relations Officer, Zubairu Abubakar, was among the newly decorated officers and now wears the rank of Superintendent.

Others who were also promoted included 12 Superintendents of Police, Inspectors, Sergeants and Corporals.

Speaking to journalists, some of the newly promoted officers promised to uphold hard work, dedication to duty and respect for rule of law in order to enhance the image of the profession.

Suspected Killers of Colonel Yunusa Arraigned

colonel yunusaThe four suspected killers of the late Colonel Samaila Yunusa who was abducted and murdered on March 27 in Kaduna State, have been arraigned before a Magistrate Court sitting in the state capital.

The Yunusa was allegedly abducted by the suspects at the Kaduna Refinery junction, while his decomposed body was later found along the Abuja-Kaduna highway two days after he was kidnapped.

The four suspects; Emeka Okeke, Kabir Ibrahim, Chijoke Ugwuanyi and Ebele Precious were later arrested by the Police in connection with the crime.

When paraded by the Kaduna State Police Command, they all confessed to kidnapping and stealing the colonel’s car but the gang leader, Emeka Okeke, denied killing the deceased,  insisting  the colonel fired the shot that ended his life.

At the sitting, the presiding magistrate, Emmanuel Yusuf, said that the suspects were being charged for criminal conspiracy, kidnapping, illegal possession of fire arms, armed robbery and culpable homicide punishable by death under section 6b, section 3 (1 & 2) of the robbery and fire and section 22(1) of the penal code.

Although the Magistrate said that the court lacks the  jurisdiction to try the case, he told the suspects that the purpose of bringing them before him was to remand them in prison custody pending when the Police would conclude their investigation and thereafter charge them before a competent court.

He adjourned the sitting to July 21.

Kaduna Police Parade Killers of Colonel Yunusa, Other Suspects

Police Parade, Colonel YunusaThe Kaduna State Police Command has paraded four suspects in connection with the abduction and murder of Colonel Samaila Yunusa in the state capital on March 27, 2016.

Briefing reporters at the command’s headquarters on Thursday, the Commissioner of Police, Ibrahim Adamu, said that the suspects were arrested at various locations within the state by his men in conjunction with the Intelligence Response Team that was set up by the Inspector General of Police.

Two AK-47 rifles, one pump action gun, four pistols, ammunition and one Toyota SUV were recovered from them.

Explaining how the late Colonel Yunusa died in the custody of the suspects, the Police Commissioner said that their gang leader, one Emeka Okeke, abducted the victim after they had snatched his car and took him to the Abuja-Kaduna expressway, where he shot him and abandoned his corpse.

On his part, Emeka admitted his involvement in the abduction and subsequent murder of Colonel Yunusa, but stated that his intention was not to kill him, but that the Colonel mistakenly shot himself in the process of struggling with him.

He also confessed to have carried out several other operations in various parts of Kaduna State.

Another member of the gang, one Chijioke Ugwuanyi, confessed to taking part in the operation but denied taking part in the death of the victim.

He said that his duty was to take the late Colonel Yunusa’s car to Niger Republic where they usually sell stolen vehicles from Nigeria.

The Police Commissioner also announced the arrest of notorious cattle rustlers and armed robbery suspects who have been terrorizing residents of states within the North West and North Central zones, while over 500 stolen cows, cars of various kinds were also recovered from them.

The Police Commissioner promised that at the end of investigation, all the suspects would be charged to court for trial.

Gwoza Is Completely Damaged – Council Boss

Gwoza_LGBossThe Vice Chairman of Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno State, Mr Ibrahim Adamu, on Wednesday said the town is “completely damaged” and called for help from the Federal Government.

The Council Boss further noted that the Southern Borno town is “completely damaged”, maintaining that “there is no road, the main bridge we use to go to Adamawa destroyed, houses burnt and people living under trees”.

“From the Emir’s Palace, the Central Mosque to the whole of Gwoza, it will be difficult to find a house, except the one the Amir lives in”, he said.

Mr Adamu noted that no form of repair is going on in the town because no one has gone to assess the damage done.

He maintained that Gwoza is the local government most hit by the Boko Haram insurgents, having endured the assault for over 15 months.

He called on the Federal Government to go and assess the damage and come up with a rebuilding plan so that residents of the town scattered around IDP camps can return home.

Neglected By Representative

He called on the Senator Representing Borno South Senatorial District, Mr Ali Ndume to do more in alleviating the pains of victims of Boko Haram.

“We are waiting for our representative from the National Assembly, especially Sen. Ali Ndume to come and intervene in this matter.

“It is unfortunate that since this incident happened, Sen Ndume has not come to Gwoza to condole the people in Gwoza. Sen Ndume did not go to Gwoza and assess the damage in Gwoza” wondering how others will have concern for them if there representative allegedly doesn’t.

Speaking as a guest on Sunrise Daily, Mr Adamu, expressed worry over the alleged inability of Sen. Ndume, who according to him lives not more than 2 kilometres from an IDP camp in Abuja, to “go there (IDP camp)”.

While listing camps that house IDPs from Borno South Senatorial District and Borno State in general, Mr Adamu noted that “we are expecting the man we voted for to go there (Senate) and represent our interest, but it is unfortunate because it seems we don’t have anybody there”, adding that “people are dying in Gwoza”.

The Council Boss further alleged that Sen. Ndume, instead of showing concern for what is going on with IDPs from his constituency, channels his energy to debates of power, budget and leadership positions in the Red Chamber.

He however commended the efforts of the Borno State Governor, Mr Kashim Shettima, who “gave them accommodation and feeding for over 15 months”.

Borno South Senatorial District comprises of 9 Local Government Areas namely Chibok, Hawul Gwoza, Kwaya Kusar, Damboa, Biu, Bayo, Shani and Askira Uba.